New details are emerging today about the Malaysia Airlines flight shot down by a missile over Ukraine in July of 2014. The Dutch Safety Board concluded in its report that the tragedy could have been avoided if the airspace above eastern Ukraine had been closed to commercial aviation.
The documents also offer new details about the fate of the passengers and crew, as well as the origin of the missile, which investigators determined to be a Russian-made Buk. Meantime, Russian officials have released their own report, disputing several conclusions, including the location from which the missile was launched.
NPR correspondent Eleanor Beardsley is in Amsterdam where the Dutch report was released. She joins Here & Now host Robin Young with details on the ongoing investigation into the ill-fated flight.